Master Chief will awaken in November. Microsoft Corp announced on Tuesday that Halo 4, the seventh game in the popular sci-fi franchise starring armoured hero Master Chief, is scheduled for worldwide release November 6 on Xbox 360.
Set four years after the events of Halo 3, the shoot-'em-up sequel will focus on Master Chief Petty Officer John-117 and sidekick Cortana battling an ancient enemy.
Halo 4 marks the return of the superpowered protagonist, who has been absent from the series since drifting into space in cryogenic slumber at the end of 2007's Halo 3.
(2009's Halo 3: ODST and 2010's Halo: Reach focused on other characters in the Halo universe.)
It will also be the first Halo shooter instalment not created by Bungie Studios.